Emmett

Line Tie Question

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How do ya'll put the line ties on your baits? The line ties that goes through the Lexon Lips. What do you use for the line tie?

Thanks for all help and advise.

Emmett

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Thanks Savacs, I did a search and was unable to find anything. If you are able to post a link to it I would appreciate it.

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You can use any wire that you can accurately twist and bend. Various methods exist, here's mine: I use .040 soft brass or .032 soft stainless steel wire from mcmasters.com. The soft wire is easier to bend and easier to tune but will stand up to bass fishing. I twist up the line tie using a drill bit clamped in a vise and some visegrips to twist the wire, trimming off the untwisted tag ends. I make mine about 1.5" long so I can do the bends easier and so it's sure to be long enough. Bend the tie 90 deg slightly below the eye. You want a gap between the eye and the 90 deg bend equal to the thickness of your Lexan. Fit the tie through a hole drilled in the Lexan that is just large enough for a friction fit. To finish it off, cut a small slot in the center back of the Lexan bill and bend the wire up and back over the lip, cutting off any excess with a Dremel cutting wheel. Make sure your lip slot/hole is large enough for the wired lip. If it's too tight, it will be impossible to adjust the bill left/right to get it centered.

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Thanks Bob, thats how it looking like most of them were done. But, I wasn't sure. I think I like that better then the eye screw. It seems like it would be a little stronger.

Thanks for the help,

Emmett

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